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Old 06-25-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
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Failed login reporting

Hi all,

The main amount of activity I see on my server is login attempts on SSH, and always has to do with password attempts.

I'm investigating different software I can use to effectively report such activity to providers. I guess this elusive program's features would include a log analyzer, nslookup parser, intrusion reporting to ISP, and firewall-rule appending for repeated offenses.

Can anyone recommend a cron-able script or program which handles this sort of activity?

Old 06-25-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
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You can use grep as shown here but better way is use logwatch the which can send an email and has lot of ther features too see

Hope this helps!

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